The Martin Luther King Older Adult Center

Arora Engineers, Inc. (Arora) contributed their mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering and design services to the development of a new, 10,000 square foot senior citizens center in North Central Philadelphia. The center was made possible through the City of Philadelphia, Department of Recreation.


Arora provided design and construction administration services for the building’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The building and its systems were designed with sustainability in mind and to meet LEED Silver Certification standards. These sustainable systems include:

  • High efficiency LED lighting
  • An open protocol, web based building automation system, which allows the City to continually monitor energy use
  • An energy efficient, variable air volume HVAC system, with the following enhancements:
    • Full economizer capability
    • Demand control ventilation
    • Supply air temperature reset

The new center features an auditorium, commercial kitchen, fitness room, computer lab, art classroom, and a billiards room to accommodate and serve the older adult residents in the neighborhood.

  • MLK Senior Center
  • MLK Senior Center
  • MLK Senior Center
  • MLK Senior Center

City of Philadelphia, Department of Recreation


Philadelphia, PA